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CRYPTIC PASSAGES Volume Eleven: The California Love Edition

“It’s all in the hips.” – Happy Gilmore, 1996

Welcome to the eleventh edition of Cryptic Passages, a weekly hopefully-weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. This week’s special re-summoning of the Cryptic Passages column brings with it a local focus, on bands from my neck of this circle of hell, Southern California. For now, I return to my place on the altar of sacrifice and offer you three fresh kills…after the jump.  Continue reading

CRYPTIC PASSAGES Volume Ten: Return To The Crypts Edition

“It’s all in the hips.” – Happy Gilmore, 1996

Welcome to the tenth edition of Cryptic Passages, a weekly hopefully-weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. For the past few weeks, I have been absent grinding off at school and so have been unable to deliver on my weekly blood rituals. This week, I return to my place on the altar of sacrifice and offer you three fresh kills…after the jump.  Continue reading

CRYPTIC PASSAGES Volume Six

“We have such sights to show you!” – Hellraiser, 1987

Welcome to the sixth edition of Cryptic Passages, a weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. Three satanic passages await you in the cryptic chasm…after the jump. Continue reading

CRYPTIC PASSAGES Volume Five

“We have such sights to show you!” – Hellraiser, 1987

Welcome to the fifth edition of Cryptic Passages, a weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. Three satanic passages await you in the cryptic chasm…after the jump. Continue reading

CRYPTIC PASSAGES Volume Four

“We have such sights to show you!” – Hellraiser, 1987

Welcome to the second edition of Cryptic Passages, a weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. Three satanic passages await you in the cryptic chasm…after the jump. Continue reading

CRYPTIC PASSAGES Volume Three Double Sized Post

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“We have such sights to show you!” – Hellraiser, 1987

Welcome to the third edition of Cryptic Passages, a weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. As promised by the lack of a posting last week, we now have a double sized edition this week. Six satanic passages await you in the cryptic chasm…after the jump. Continue reading

CRYPTIC PASSAGES Volume Two

“We have such sights to show you!” – Hellraiser, 1987

Welcome to the second edition of Cryptic Passages, a weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. Three satanic passages await you in the cryptic chasm…after the jump. Continue reading

Review: YOUR SON IS DEAD – “The Silver Cord”

Literally hours after I featured the brutal dark hardcore group YOUR SON IS DEAD(in my new weekly column, Cryptic Passages) and wrote about their utter lack of internet and communicative transparency, the nameless, faceless, and relatively speechless ghoul(s) have spoken once more. Proving once again that their music is the only statement they will ever need to make, YOUR SON IS DEAD posted their second ever update on their Facebook page three hours earlier, a succinct sentence announcing “whole ep available for streaming” with a link to their now updated bandcamp page. And it was all that came to be expected, YOUR SON IS DEAD is simply the embodiment of suffering, brutality made flesh, brutal dark hardcore done right. Continue reading

CRYPTIC PASSAGES Volume One

EDIT: FOUR HOURS AGO, YOUR SON IS DEAD’s “CHOKE” WAS TAKEN DOWN. THEIR BANDCAMP NOW HAS A FULL EP UP(REVIEW HERE). 

“We have such sights to show you!” – Hellraiser, 1987

Welcome to the first edition of Cryptic Passages, a weekly column in which I, Eric Nguyen, will be presenting for your torture, some of the most brutal, unrelenting, and hate drenched pieces of audio I’ve found journeying through the misanthropic plains of the internet. Three satanic passages await you in the cryptic chasm…after the jump.

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